Job Title: Committee Specialist, Women and Equalities Committee
Salary: £36,500 per annum
Salary Band: B1
Contract Type: Permanent
Number of Posts: 1
Hours: Full Time
Closing date: midnight on 3rd July 2016
The Women and Equalities Committee is responsible for holding the Government to account for its performance on equalities. The Committee scrutinises the policy, administration and expenditure of the Government Equalities Office and associated bodies.
Committee Specialists form part of a small committee team, working on a range of inquiries within the committee’s subject area to support the scrutiny of government. This includes organising evidence, preparing briefing material, writing draft Committee reports, and conducting analysis.
Specialists are expected to be knowledgeable about the committee’s subject area, which ranges across the protected characteristics in the Equality Act. As part of this, they are expected to develop and maintain relevant contacts and networks.
More information on the work of the Committee can be found on Twitter: @Commonswomequ or by visiting the Committee’s web page: http://www.parliament.uk/womenandequalities
- Up to date relevant subject knowledge and the ability to rapidly acquire knowledge in sometimes unfamiliar areas relevant to the Committee.
- Ability to research and collate material from a range of sources and to analyse it to develop well argued, evidence-based conclusions.
- High-level written and oral communication skills, including the ability to explain complex information clearly, impartially and succinctly to a non-specialist audience.
Annual leave starting at 28 days pro rata
Interest-free season ticket loan
Child care voucher scheme
Discounted membership of the in-house gym
All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form
More information on the role can be found on the job description.pdf